The Pros and Cons of Obamacare

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THE PROS AND THE CONS OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (OBAMACARE) The Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “ObamaCare”, is national health law which provides mandatory health care coverage to Americans who do not have or cannot afford health insurance coverage. Under this law, provisions and a new Patient’s Bill of Rights, this provides Americans the ability and stability to make informed choices about their own health. The law was enacted and signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23rd, 2010. Debatably speaking, the purpose of the law is to reform the American healthcare system by providing more of its citizens with an affordable way of getting health insurance and by reducing the cost of healthcare spending in the United States. There is an argument to be made on both sides as to the veracity and the effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act Whether one is pro or con of ObamaCare, one thing is certain; this law has created a division that has almost divided the country in two. We explore the pros and cons of ObamaCare, and the many ways it impacts today’s society. PROS: GENDER DISCRIMINATION Prior to the law, insurance companies did not need a reason to cancel coverage, raise prices or deny services to anyone based on age, gender or the kind of medical condition they are dealing with. Whether they were ill, pregnant or born with a disability, insurance company could raise their premium so high and reduce coverage, where it would be unbearable. After the
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